35 ‘Voice Industry Leaders’ doen hun voorspellingen in een blogpost. Hier een aantal van hun verwachtingen, die bevestigen dat het nog vroeg dag is voor echt vernieuwende toepassingen en businessmodellen. Maar dat is ook altijd een zeer geschikt moment om te gaan proberen en experimenteren. Of om te zorgen dat er wel baanbrekende projecten komen.
Bart van der meer (Klik Proces): At the start of 2019 in pretty much all countries people will have access to smart speakers and will start experimenting with them asking silly questions, playing games and doing the top activities like weather forecasts. So this will be that year that major traffic will be pouring into voice search AND the year that companies can be “first” in their market.
Rani Molla (Recode): Voice assistants will get notably better at understanding natural language. If and when this happens, it will be a huge turning point from voice, bringing it from a novelty to a resource.
Jan König (Jovo): In 2019, voice will move beyond the smart speaker and the home. We will see more deep integrations into everyday tools, with smart earbuds and cars being just the beginning. It will be more and more natural for people to use their voice when they interact with technology, no matter where they are.
Roger Kibbe (Voice Craft): 2019 will be the peak year for smart speaker sales. As we move into 2020, assistants will be embedded in appliances, TV’s, electronics and more. The ubiquitous availability of an assistant will mark the move well into the early majority, if not the late majority, technology adoption lifecycle.
Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald (Conva): 2019 will be boring with an expected rise in adoption (over 100 million smart speakers sold), the lack of an Apple move (they will need more time), slow international Alexa roll out and no clear business cases as well as any beyond basic operations.